Have you taken your vacation? If your response is “No,” you are not alone. Taking time off is a challenge as a solopreneur. Sometimes it’s because we’re too busy to get away. Often we’re either reluctant to step away from our business or simply never get around to making the plan to take time off.
It is important to take time off because we need to regain perspective, get inspired, and simply rest. These summer months are the ideal time to plan a getaway. Corporate life tends to slow down in the summer, so take advantage of this dip in activity.
- If a real deal vacation isn’t possible, take a working vacation. Set the expectations with your clients, advising when you’ll be working. The rest of the time is for you and your family.
- Plan a retreat to work on your business. Pick a cool new hotel or nearby locale you’ve been wanting to visit.
- Get help from a virtual assistant while you’re away. You might realize you like it and choose to continue working with them, which could lead to expanding your business.
What is your ideal way to make sure you take time off as a solo business owner?